Kairos Society India in aid of aspiring startups

Kairos Society India in aid of aspiring startups

Posted by P. Charitha on November 28th 2016

Kairos Society, is a US-based global organisation that supports under 25 - entrepreneurs to grow and succeed. Founded by Ankur Jain at the Wharton School , University of Pennsylvania, the organization supports programs at over 100 universities in 50+ countries. Their global community has supported each other in building high impact companies, and its leadership has amplified that effort by providing exposure and investor introductions.
How to get Membership?
Membership is by invitation only and requires a formal recommendation from one of the organization's many advisers or partners. Membership is currently limited to entrepreneurs, scientists, engineers, and designers under age 25. Once nominated, prospective fellows are invited to submit an application which is reviewed first by regional leaders and then the central organization before a decision is made and new appointments are announced in September. Fellows are given a unique membership number and credentials to the organization's private social service as well as access to regional Kairos events and the organization's international summits in New York City and Den Haag. Once accepted, fellows remain active so long as they are building a high-impact company and upon graduate join the organization's active base of alumni. 
Kairos India
Kairos India has appointed Govind Kavaturi as the President of Kairos India. He will hold the post for two years. He heads the Indian operations of Palo Alto-based technology company Branch Metrics. Branch Metrics had used Kairos’ network to kick start its operations in India.
The list of new fellows will be released by March 2017, and they plan to send a few start-ups to the  K50  Global Summit 2017 which is held every February.
The current centres are at BITS Pilani, BITS Pilani Hyderabad, IIT-Bombay, IIT-Kharagpur and VIT and they plan to add more regional centres and increase their engagement with young entrepreneurs in universities.
VC firms will be soon be partnering with Kairos India to source early-stage start-ups. The regional centres across the country will play a much stronger role in anchoring start-ups in their region to make them not only investment-ready but also help them get in touch with the VC firms.


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